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Colour photo of an illustrator making a black and white design

Visions of Johanna Basford: meet the artist behind the million-selling colouring in trend

Colouring in for grown-ups has become a phenomenon. Scottish illustrator Basford tells Culture24's Mark Sheerin how and why.

a painting of lemons, onions, fish, jug and wine on a blue table

The Art of a Nation: First major exhibition of Irish art in London for over 30 years

Seventy works taken from the Allied Irish Banks art collection are heading to London's Mall Galleries in May for a sparkling exhibition of Irish art since 1900. Here's ten of the best.

a painting of a Russian woman feeding an injured soldier from her breast

Ten artists exploring the legacy of World War Two in Russian Art

Ten artworks from a new exhibition from Art Russe at the Saatchi Gallery exploring how 20th century Russian artists responded to World War Two.

an abstract panting with vertical lines in green, blue, orange and yellow

Bridget Riley’s Curve Paintings head to De La Warr Pavilion for summer exhibition

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex is marking 80 years as one of the first and most significant Modernist public buildings in the UK with a summer Bridget Riley exhibition.

A photo of a man in a suit standing next to a woman at her door in an election campaign

"Use your vote": Artists urge public to back general election 2015 campaigns

Gordon Shrigley joins Bob and Roberta Smith on the path to parliament, plus the Art Fund launches a billboard competition with Smith and Jeremy Deller, Fatima Begum and Janette Parris.

Photos put on painterly weight in Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden at Tate Modern

Figurative South African painter enjoys her largest European show to date with some 100 works on Bankside. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

A watercolour scene with sailing boats at sea

Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West illuminate Two Temple Place

The wondrous interior of London's Two Temple Place is augmented by an extraordinary collection of riches collected by 19th century cotton magnates of the industrial north west.

A photo of the frame of a man sprayed on to a white gallery wall in tan colour

Axis Artist of the Month: Joe Fletcher Orr on finding artistic inspiration in a relaxation pool

The curator of the Cactus space, within Liverpool's Royal Standard, talks spray tanning on gallery walls and using luxury spas for flashes of inspiration.

An image of a detail from an Italian medieval painting showing a soldier carrying a sword

Was the selfie started by 13th century Italian painters? New research shows "images within images"

A Hungarian art historian at Plymouth University says the advent of the selfie follows a technique of self-reflexivity favoured by painters including Manet, Velázquez and Courbet.

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